Pyongyang, January 6 (KCNA) -- The DPRK government issued the following statement Wednesday:
There took place a world startling event to be specially recorded
in the national history spanning 5 000 years in the exciting period when
all service personnel and people of the DPRK are making a giant stride,
performing eye-catching miracles and exploits day by day after turning
out as one in the all-out charge to bring earlier the final victory of
the revolutionary cause of Juche, true to the militant appeal of the
Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).
The first H-bomb test was successfully conducted in Juche Korea at
10:00 on Wednesday, Juche 105 (2016), pursuant to the strategic
determination of the WPK.
Through the test conducted with indigenous wisdom, technology and
efforts the DPRK fully proved that the technological specifications of
the newly developed H-bomb for the purpose of test were accurate and
scientifically verified the power of smaller H-bomb.
It was confirmed that the H-bomb test conducted in a safe and
perfect manner had no adverse impact on the ecological environment.
The test means a higher stage of the DPRK's development of nuclear force.
By succeeding in the H-bomb test in the most perfect manner to be
specially recorded in history the DPRK proudly joined the advanced ranks
of nuclear weapons states possessed of even H-bomb and the Korean
people came to demonstrate the spirit of the dignified nation equipped
with the most powerful nuclear deterrent.
This test is a measure for self-defence the DPRK has taken to firmly
protect the sovereignty of the country and the vital right of the
nation from the ever-growing nuclear threat and blackmail by the
U.S.-led hostile forces and to reliably safeguard the peace on the
Korean Peninsula and regional security.
Since the appearance of the word hostility in the world there has
been no precedent of such deep-rooted, harsh and persistent policy as
the hostile policy the U.S. has pursued towards the DPRK.
The U.S. is a gang of cruel robbers which has worked hard to bring
even a nuclear disaster to the DPRK, not content with having imposed the
thrice-cursed and unheard-of political isolation, economic blockade and
military pressure on it for the mere reason that it has differing
ideology and social system and refuses to yield to the former's ambition
The Korean Peninsula and its vicinity are turning into the world's
biggest hotspot where a nuclear war may break out since they have been
constantly stormed with all nuclear strike means of the U.S. imperialist
aggressor troops, including nuclear carrier strike group and nuclear
strategic flying corps.
While kicking up all forms of economic sanctions and conspiratorial
"human rights" racket against the DPRK with mobilization of the hostile
forces, the U.S. has made desperate efforts to block its building of a
thriving nation and improvement of the people's living standard and
"bring down its social system".
The DPRK's access to H-bomb of justice, standing against the U.S.,
the chieftain of aggression watching for a chance for attack on it with
huge nukes of various types, is the legitimate right of a sovereign
state for self-defense and a very just step no one can slander.
Genuine peace and security cannot be achieved through humiliating solicitation or compromise at the negotiating table.
The present-day grim reality clearly proves once again the
immutable truth that one's destiny should be defended by one's own
Nothing is more foolish than dropping a hunting gun before herds of ferocious wolves.
The spectacular success made by the DPRK in the H-bomb test this
time is a great deed of history, a historic event of the national
significance as it surely guarantees the eternal future of the nation.
The DPRK is a genuine peace-loving state which has made all efforts
to protect peace on the Korean Peninsula and security in the region
from the U.S. vicious nuclear war scenario.
The DPRK, a responsible nuclear weapons state, will neither be the
first to use nuclear weapons nor transfer relevant means and technology
under any circumstances as already declared as long as the hostile
forces for aggression do not encroach upon its sovereignty.
There can neither be suspended nuclear development nor nuclear
dismantlement on the part of the DPRK unless the U.S. has rolled back
its vicious hostile policy toward the former.
The army and people of the DPRK will steadily escalate its nuclear
deterrence of justice both in quality and quantity to reliably guarantee
the future of the revolutionary cause of Juche for all ages.
Juche Korea will be prosperous forever as it holds fast to the
great WPK's line of simultaneously pushing forward the two fronts. -0-